The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will participate for the 10th year at Llum BCN 2024 with “La Cremada” (The Burn), an immersive interactive installation that explores the world of wildfires, their origins, impacts, and the critical need for understanding and prevention. The installation, located at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya will be open to visit from the 2nd to the 4th of February 2024.

The installation La Cremada, developed during the Interaction and Prototyping Seminar for second-year students of the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA) and the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC), aims to educate visitors about the importance of wildfire prevention and to collect data on visitor awareness by engaging them in a Question-Answer game and providing relevant media content.

This experience is guided by the flickering lights illuminating trees, visitors embark on a mesmerizing journey through the park in front of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, promoting responsible behavior and climate-conscious actions to reduce the frequency and severity of these devastating tragedies.

This immersive environment sets the stage for a profound exploration of wildfires. Throughout the journey, visitors are encouraged to scan QR codes placed throughout the installation. These QR codes serve as gateways to a wealth of knowledge, offering insights into the causes of wildfires, the ecological benefits of controlled fires, and the consequences of uncontrolled blazes. Additionally, visitors gain access to information on prevention strategies, firefighting techniques, and the role of climate change in exacerbating wildfires.

La Cremada is not only a visually captivating experience but also an educational journey that fosters a deeper understanding of the multifaceted issue of wildfires. The installation has been made possible thanks to the contribution of Enelmo.

About Llum BCN

Llum BCN is a leading lighting arts festival in Europe and a cultural event highly appreciated by the citizens of Barcelona. Organized by Barcelona City Council, Llum BCN brings together interventions by creators from all areas of the visual arts, including contemporary art, design, architecture, technology and lighting design.

During the three-day festival, the Poblenou neighborhood and the surroundings of Plaça de les Glòries became a focal point for the city’s cultural activities. Over 220,000 people enjoyed the lighting installations designed by internationally renowned artists, along with projects from the city’s top architecture and design schools.

Opening Hours

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2024 from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm

Sunday 4 February 2024 from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm

Credits

Students: Alexandra Kraeva, Ruining Xie, Darkhan Kadirov, Hakki Emre Sayin, Lucas Gottschild, Somaih Bakr, Zhixing Tian, Faezeh Bolbol Anbaran, Asja Osmanović

Faculty: Cristian Rizzuti and Pablo Ros